We have been so grateful to our supporters through this difficult time coming up with unique ways to fundraise for us. Longtime supporter Liz sold face masks on Etsy raising over £500 for Eyes For East Africa! Michelle has made some beautiful hand made spectacle chains, which are for sale in our online shop for just £10 - click here to have a look. If you would like to donate or fundraise for us, click on the 'support us' tab above for more information.
Essential Care during a Pandemic.
During the pandemic, the excellent staff at the Eye Centre continue to provide essential and urgent Eye Care.
If a child with poor vision does not get treatment when young, their neural pathways will not develop properly and they will not see clearly. Time is really important. Here we see 3 year old Hamisi being given a life of sight. Even behind the mask you can sense his mums happiness!
Care in the Community
Despite the pandemic, our Community Based Workers are hard at work in the community, finding and helping people with eye problems. Hannah had been blind for over 5 years and, despite the pandemic, our Community Based Worker for her area was out and about on his motorbike He was tipped off by a shop keeper who reported that there was a blind old lady living nearby. Here she is, sighted again and giving the thumbs up!
Most of our fundraising events have been put on halt this summer whilst the world deals with the pandemic. If you would like to support our work there are a number of ways to do so:
Click 'support us' on the menu above to give a donation or to buy something from our Eye Give shop!
We're all doing more online shopping these days, visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk and you can raise donations for us as you shop online. It doesn't cost you a penny! Visit the website to learn about how it works.